Country: Republic of Costa Rica
Capital City: San José
President: Laura Chinchilla Miranda
Type of Government: Democratic
Population: 4.7 millions inhabitants
National Language: Spanish
6 Famous Places: Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs , Puerto Viejo, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve , Tortuguero National Park , Ostional Beach
Day of Independence: September 15th, 1821
Traditional Food: Gallo pinto, Casado, Chorreadas, Chicheme
Popular Sports: Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball
Favorite Music: House, Pop, Rock, Salsa and Latin Music
My name is Judith Cruz Espinoza and I am 22 years old. I am a Biotechnology Engineer from Costa Rica. Called the Republic of Costa Rica, my country is located in Central America. In size, Costa Rica is a fairly small country with a grand total size of 19,530 (51,100 sq km) square miles which hosts around 4.7 million inhabitants. Even though, Costa Rica is a multicultural country, it has enjoyed a stable democracy for more than 100 years and has a reputation for peace. In fact, since the peace process in 1821, Costa Rica has been a neutral country, and it has not had an army since 1949.
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